Details for Phage Chotacabras
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Detailed Information for Phage Chotacabras
Discovery Information
Former namesChupacabra
Found ByShannon Snyder & Alex Kim, Soil- Dr. Ivan Erill
Year Found2014
Location FoundMallorca, Spain
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
GPS Coordinates39.317556 N, 2.98875 E Map
Naming NotesThe Spanish origin of our bacteriophage and the Spanish origin of the legend of Chupacabra was the inspiration behind the name.

The Legend of Chupacabra- A dog like monster that sucks the blood and kills livestock. Reported sightings originated in Puerto Rico and have spread as far as Russia and the Philippines.

Renamed Chotacabras, a synonym, since there is a Mycobateriophage of the same name.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedJan 16, 2015
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Shotgun Sequencing MethodIllumina Sequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage898
Genome length (bp)165032
GC Content37.6%
Character of genome endsDirect Terminal Repeat
Direct Terminal Repeat Length2355 bp
End Determination NotesBuildups of reads.
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Other Cluster Members
Plaque NotesCircular, Smooth edges, medium cloudy center, equal size and shape.
Final annotation complete?Yes
Number of Genes285
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?Yes: MN153503
Available Files
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload
DNAMaster FileDownload